Blooming Moors, Harry Potter and Heartbeat country

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 25

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Undulating paths on this 14 mile/ 22.5km route, 671m of ascent

Join Steven and the OutdoorLads for a longer walk around the North York Moors visiting waterfalls, railway heritage sites, TV show locations and a couple of stops for tea, cake or a pint of the local brew.

The route climbs from the start point in the Esk Valley to head south through thick deciduous woodland above the River Murk Esk and keeping the popular tourist attraction of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway close by.

After visiting the pretty waterfall of Mallyan Spout a climb up steps will reward the group with a bar and coffee shop for some food (including a good selection of cakes) and liquid refreshment  before ascending onto the moors south of Goathland.

A gradual ascent passing a pond will give fine views for miles across moorland and back along the valley of the Murk Esk, the path then levels out with a rocky slope to the east  before falling to a stream for another brief stop before walking up to the highest point of the walk.

The same ground is reached again as the route heads north and this time the whole village of Goathland will be visited and time will be given to explore the  gift shops, tearooms, and the hotel bar made famous as a set regularly featured in the long running TV drama Heartbeat.

The railway station was a Harry Potter filming location and the gift shop reflects this with a lot of the merchandise to the popular fantasy.

There are two more climbs left in the walk and plenty of fine views for photographs before the last part where the original railway route is joined in the valley bottom.

This route undulates and there are a fair few ascents so it is not easy, a little more challenging.  Good walking boots are recommended as there are some smaller narrow paths on uneven ground and a few boulders to be climbed over near the waterfall.  The majority of the route is on clearly defined paths with steeper steps in a couple of sections.  

If you want to enjoy a good leg stretch this bank holiday weekend in fine surroundings sign up for a great day out.


Grosmont Village Sign
Mallyan Spout
Grosmont Village Sign
Mallyan Spout


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